Flint Group has named Pablo Steenwinkel as technical director of flexible packaging for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Steenwinkel, who earned his doctorate in organometallic chemistry and catalysis from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, will join the company on May 1 from Avery Dennison, where he is the R&D director for Europe and a member of its European leadership team. He has a strong background in organic and inorganic chemistry, with a focus on polymer chemistry related to inks, coatings and adhesives.
“Dr. Steenwinkel will be responsible for the technical management team in Europe – a key role that will drive our ambitious product development and technical service excellence strategy. Our customers, and indeed their customers, expect a seamless partnership with Flint Group,” says Dagmar Schmidt, vice president of sales and global strategy for the flexible packaging business at Flint Group. “Our team must therefore be experts in the technology of our products and, equally importantly, agile in our interaction with and response to our customers and their needs. Dr. Steenwinkel is extremely well-qualified to support these goals, and we are delighted that he is joining us.”